Executive Management

    • Ed Macnair
    • Ed Macnair CEO
    • Ed Macnair is CEO and brings 30 years of sales and business development expertise in the technology and IT security industry to CensorNet. He has a proven entrepreneurial track record of successfully developing technology companies and leads the company’s sales, marketing and product strategy. 

      Ed joined CensorNet to accelerate the company’s product development efforts and aggressively grow the web security revenues through its global channel partners. He was previously founder and CEO of SaaSID, a UK based single sign-on and application security vendor, which was acquired by Intermedia Inc. in September 2013. Before Intermedia and SaaSID Macnair was CEO of Marshal, a global web and email security company which merged with US web security provider 8e6 Technologies to form M86 Security. Macnair has also held senior management positions with MessageLabs, Symantec, IBM and Xerox.

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      Ed Macnair is CEO and brings 30 years of sales and business development expertise in the technology and IT security industry to CensorNet. He has a proven entrepreneurial track record of successfully developing technology companies and leads the company’s sales, marketing and product strategy. 

      Ed joined CensorNet to accelerate the company’s product development efforts and aggressively grow the web security revenues through its global channel partners. He was previously founder and CEO of SaaSID, a UK based single sign-on and application security vendor, which was acquired by Intermedia Inc. in September 2013. Before Intermedia and SaaSID Macnair was CEO of Marshal, a global web and email security company which merged with US web security provider 8e6 Technologies to form M86 Security. Macnair has also held senior management positions with MessageLabs, Symantec, IBM and Xerox.

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    • Claus Rosendal
    • Claus Rosendal Chief Technology Officer
    • Claus Rosendal was a founding member of SMS PASSCODE A/S and as Chief Technology Officer for CensorNet he oversees the overall product strategy and development.

      Prior to SMS PASSCODE, Claus was a co-founder of Conecto A/S, a leading consulting company within the area of mobile computing and IT security solutions with special emphasis on Citrix, Blackberry and other advanced handheld devices. Before Conecto, he headed up his own IT consulting company, where he was responsible for several successful ERP implementations in different companies (C5 / SAP).

      Claus has been broadly recognized for his technical excellence including winner of the best master thesis in computer science (1998), Dansk Selskab for Datalogi (Danish Society of Computer Science), and winner of the best master thesis in Operations Research (1998/1999), Dansk Selskab for Operationsanalyse (Danish Operations Research Society). Results of the master thesis were also published later in an article. Claus holds a Master Degree in computer science from University of Copenhagen.

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      Claus Rosendal was a founding member of SMS PASSCODE A/S and as Chief Technology Officer for CensorNet he oversees the overall product strategy and development.

      Prior to SMS PASSCODE, Claus was a co-founder of Conecto A/S, a leading consulting company within the area of mobile computing and IT security solutions with special emphasis on Citrix, Blackberry and other advanced handheld devices. Before Conecto, he headed up his own IT consulting company, where he was responsible for several successful ERP implementations in different companies (C5 / SAP).

      Claus has been broadly recognized for his technical excellence including winner of the best master thesis in computer science (1998), Dansk Selskab for Datalogi (Danish Society of Computer Science), and winner of the best master thesis in Operations Research (1998/1999), Dansk Selskab for Operationsanalyse (Danish Operations Research Society). Results of the master thesis were also published later in an article. Claus holds a Master Degree in computer science from University of Copenhagen.

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    • Tim Lloyd
    • Tim Lloyd Head of Content Security
    • Tim Lloyd has over 15 years of practical and commercial experience in the IT sector, with a particular focus on Internet-related technologies and IP-based networks. In 2001 he founded a company focusing on Linux consultancy and bespoke development which is where the idea of CensorNet was first conceived.

      In 1998 Tim co-founded Planet Edge Ltd, a specialist Internet solutions provider, where he led a team of developers working on innovative Internet related systems until it was acquired by NASDAQ-listed Internet investment firm CI4NET.COM. Prior to CensorNet he was director at GlobalFreeway, Australia’s first national free Internet Service Provider, based in Sydney.

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      Tim Lloyd has over 15 years of practical and commercial experience in the IT sector, with a particular focus on Internet-related technologies and IP-based networks. In 2001 he founded a company focusing on Linux consultancy and bespoke development which is where the idea of CensorNet was first conceived.

      In 1998 Tim co-founded Planet Edge Ltd, a specialist Internet solutions provider, where he led a team of developers working on innovative Internet related systems until it was acquired by NASDAQ-listed Internet investment firm CI4NET.COM. Prior to CensorNet he was director at GlobalFreeway, Australia’s first national free Internet Service Provider, based in Sydney.

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    • Jakob Østergaard
    • Jakob Østergaard Chief Information Officer
    • Jakob Østergaard was a founding member of SMS PASSCODE A/S and as Head of Consulting and Implementations in CensorNet he is responsible for the successful deployment of solutions in customer organizations worldwide.

      His many years of hands-on experience are an advantage in R&D - the first SMS PASSCODE version was originally his idea. Prior to SMS PASSCODE, Jakob was a co-founder and Technical Manager of Conecto A/S, a leading consulting company within the area of mobile- and security solutions with special emphasis on Citrix, Blackberry and other advanced mobile solutions. He developed optimizations for Citrix to make it possible to work everywhere even over the worst mobile connections. Before Conecto, he headed up his own software consulting company. Jakob has a technical background from the Computer Science Institute of Copenhagen University (DIKU).

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      Jakob Østergaard was a founding member of SMS PASSCODE A/S and as Head of Consulting and Implementations in CensorNet he is responsible for the successful deployment of solutions in customer organizations worldwide.

      His many years of hands-on experience are an advantage in R&D - the first SMS PASSCODE version was originally his idea. Prior to SMS PASSCODE, Jakob was a co-founder and Technical Manager of Conecto A/S, a leading consulting company within the area of mobile- and security solutions with special emphasis on Citrix, Blackberry and other advanced mobile solutions. He developed optimizations for Citrix to make it possible to work everywhere even over the worst mobile connections. Before Conecto, he headed up his own software consulting company. Jakob has a technical background from the Computer Science Institute of Copenhagen University (DIKU).

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    • Lisa Davis
    • Lisa Davis CFO
    • Lisa Davis was finance director at SaaSID, a UK-based single sign-on and application security vendor until it was acquired by Intermedia Inc. in September 2013. Prior to SaaSID, Lisa has held a number of senior finance roles with companies whose turnover ranged from £1m to in excess of £100m including Pitney Bowes Ltd, Autoglass Ltd, Belron International Ltd and Audatex (UK) Ltd.

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      Lisa Davis was finance director at SaaSID, a UK-based single sign-on and application security vendor until it was acquired by Intermedia Inc. in September 2013. Prior to SaaSID, Lisa has held a number of senior finance roles with companies whose turnover ranged from £1m to in excess of £100m including Pitney Bowes Ltd, Autoglass Ltd, Belron International Ltd and Audatex (UK) Ltd.

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    • David Hald
    • David Hald Chief Strategy Officer
    • David Hald was a founding member of SMS PASSCODE A/S and he now acts as a liaison and a promoter of all CensorNet solutions.

      Prior to SMS PASSCODE, David was a co-founder and CEO of Conecto A/S, a leading consulting company within the area of mobile- and security solutions with special emphasis on Citrix, Blackberry and other advanced mobile solutions. In Conecto he worked with strategic and tactic implementation in many large IT projects. David was also CTO in companies funded by Teknologisk Innovation and Vækstfonden.

      Before Conecto, he worked as a software developer and project manager, and headed up his own software consulting company. David has a technical background from the Computer Science Institute of Copenhagen University (DIKU).

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      David Hald was a founding member of SMS PASSCODE A/S and he now acts as a liaison and a promoter of all CensorNet solutions.

      Prior to SMS PASSCODE, David was a co-founder and CEO of Conecto A/S, a leading consulting company within the area of mobile- and security solutions with special emphasis on Citrix, Blackberry and other advanced mobile solutions. In Conecto he worked with strategic and tactic implementation in many large IT projects. David was also CTO in companies funded by Teknologisk Innovation and Vækstfonden.

      Before Conecto, he worked as a software developer and project manager, and headed up his own software consulting company. David has a technical background from the Computer Science Institute of Copenhagen University (DIKU).

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    • Sarah Woods
    • Sarah Woods VP Global Marketing
    • Sarah Woods has spent 20 years providing strategic marketing and communications direction to a range of software and security companies including BigFix and Marshal. For the last five years, Sarah was in a leadership role at FireEye, where she built and ran the EMEA Marketing team.

      Throughout her career, Sarah has excelled at driving marketing for early-stage, high growth companies, turning marketing dollars into tangible revenue and bringing sales and marketing organizations together. 

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      Sarah Woods has spent 20 years providing strategic marketing and communications direction to a range of software and security companies including BigFix and Marshal. For the last five years, Sarah was in a leadership role at FireEye, where she built and ran the EMEA Marketing team.

      Throughout her career, Sarah has excelled at driving marketing for early-stage, high growth companies, turning marketing dollars into tangible revenue and bringing sales and marketing organizations together. 

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    • Russell Zientek
    • Russell Zientek VP Sales Americas
    • Russell Zientek joins CensorNet from Arrow ECS Americas where he was responsible for the security portfolio, leading the cyber-security initiatives for all ECS North America lines of business with responsibility for defining the go-to-market strategy for the cybersecurity division including sales, marketing and technical teams. Prior to Arrow, Russell was CEO of Computerlinks North America and he also held the position of Director of Professional and Technical Services at Computerlinks UK.

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      Russell Zientek joins CensorNet from Arrow ECS Americas where he was responsible for the security portfolio, leading the cyber-security initiatives for all ECS North America lines of business with responsibility for defining the go-to-market strategy for the cybersecurity division including sales, marketing and technical teams. Prior to Arrow, Russell was CEO of Computerlinks North America and he also held the position of Director of Professional and Technical Services at Computerlinks UK.

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    • Alex Kurz
    • Alex Kurz Director of Sales Engineering
    • Alex Kurz is Director of Sales Engineering at CensorNet and has over 20 years of experience in the IT and security software industry. With a wealth of technical knowledge in providing engineering and implementation support to a wide range of corporate clients and service providers, Alex is responsible for growing a strong pre-sales engineer team to support the global adoption of CensorNet’s next-generation cloud security solutions. His role also involves facilitating the dialogue with channel partners and customers to feedback requirements into the product development road map.

      Alex joined CensorNet in February 2015 with the aim of strengthening the company’s position within the channel community and driving adoption amongst customers worldwide.

      His experience in cloud security is unquestionable – he was formerly the technical director at Trustwave in EMEA, which acquired M86 Security in 2012, with its WebMarshal and MailMarshal solutions. Prior to this, Alex was director of technical services at M86 Security and senior solutions architect at NetIQ. Alex has also held technical development roles with BMC and CA.

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      Alex Kurz is Director of Sales Engineering at CensorNet and has over 20 years of experience in the IT and security software industry. With a wealth of technical knowledge in providing engineering and implementation support to a wide range of corporate clients and service providers, Alex is responsible for growing a strong pre-sales engineer team to support the global adoption of CensorNet’s next-generation cloud security solutions. His role also involves facilitating the dialogue with channel partners and customers to feedback requirements into the product development road map.

      Alex joined CensorNet in February 2015 with the aim of strengthening the company’s position within the channel community and driving adoption amongst customers worldwide.

      His experience in cloud security is unquestionable – he was formerly the technical director at Trustwave in EMEA, which acquired M86 Security in 2012, with its WebMarshal and MailMarshal solutions. Prior to this, Alex was director of technical services at M86 Security and senior solutions architect at NetIQ. Alex has also held technical development roles with BMC and CA.

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    • Michael Tait
    • Michael Tait Technical Support Manager
    • Mick Tait has worked in the Internet industry since 1995, starting his career in technical support with a national ISP, before moving on to development and system administration. Mick has 20 years of experience with Linux system administration as well as Unix and Windows operating systems.

      Mick has over 10 years of Java programming experience and has worked on projects including an award-winning e-commerce product, one of the first e-procurement solutions, a secure payment gateway for the Bank of Ireland and various smaller bespoke developments. He has previously worked on projects for PC World, National Air Traffic Services, Dickies Workwear and The Bank of Ireland to name but a few.

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      Mick Tait has worked in the Internet industry since 1995, starting his career in technical support with a national ISP, before moving on to development and system administration. Mick has 20 years of experience with Linux system administration as well as Unix and Windows operating systems.

      Mick has over 10 years of Java programming experience and has worked on projects including an award-winning e-commerce product, one of the first e-procurement solutions, a secure payment gateway for the Bank of Ireland and various smaller bespoke developments. He has previously worked on projects for PC World, National Air Traffic Services, Dickies Workwear and The Bank of Ireland to name but a few.

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